Friday, November 30, 2012

Spring 2013 Transfer Decisions

All transfer decisions will be posted online this evening at 5PM EST.  Remember that you have to consult your SIS account to get your decision. You'll have information about this in your UVA confirmation email. We will post all decisions online, but we will only be mailing letters to admitted students.  A student is either offered or not offered.  There is no wait list process for spring admission.

Do not call the office to ask for your decision.  We do not give out decisions over the phone. To get to your account, go here and click on the "SIS Login."   If you don't remember your account information, seek out the help information on the left-hand side of that same page. 

Good luck! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reposting VCCS Transfer Matrix

As you begin to sign up for classes for spring 2013, I wanted to remind VCCS students who are interested in the College of Arts and Sciences of the transfer power point file on our website. 

Please see here for more info:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Transfer Open House

Readers, we hope you are being smart and keeping safe during this stormy, stormy week.  
You may have noticed that we've posted the date for our next open house on our website.  I thought I'd draw your attention to it here.   This semester's event will be on Friday, November 9 at 10AM.   You will hear from current students and faculty about the application and transition process to UVA.  The day will begin in the Newcomb Hall Theater.  Please register for the event here.

Schedule of Events:
10:00am - 10:45am: Transfer Information Session
11:00am - 11:45am: Presentations Given by Individual Schools
12:00pm: Walking Tour of Grounds
The day should end between 1:30-2PM. 
We hope you can join us!

Friday, October 12, 2012

College Fairs in Northern Virginia

For those of you who attend Northern Virginia Community College, please look out for us at next week’s college fairs at some of your campuses.  The schedule is as follows:

NOVA – Woodbridge – Tuesday, 10/16 – 10:30a-12:30p
NOVA – Annandale – Wednesday, 10/17 – 10:30a-12:30p
NOVA—Alexandria – Thursday, 10/18 – 10:30a-12:30p

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Online Transfer Chat Later Today

This afternoon, from 4PM-6PM EDT, we’ll host an online transfer chat.  Stop in to ask questions about the admissions process. We should also have a couple of current students who transferred to UVA in the past participating.  They’ll answer questions about transitioning to UVA.  We will not “chance” anyone.  By that I mean, please do not give your stats and ask us to give us your chances.  

To join us, please go to and wait for the grey box to pop up.  Enter a username, click “Connect” and enter the rooms.One room will be for admissions questions. One room will be more Student Life oriented. 

We hope you'll join us!  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Five Days Until October 1

I am preaching to the choir here, but I wanted to send a little reminder that that deadline is just around the corner.  Ask your last minute questions here :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Order Your Transcripts Early, Spring Applicants

It goes without saying that the deadline for Spring 2013 application is less than a month away.  If you are planning to apply, but you haven't done it yet, that's OK.  Go ahead and order your transcripts now.  We require the high school transcript (or GED report) and ALL college transcripts.  That means every single college you have attended.  We require all of them. Many registrars' offices will take 2-3 weeks to send a transcript, so start working on it now.  We'll match up your transcripts once we get your application or vice-versa depending upon how you proceed.  With decisions coming out in late November/early December, we won't wait for fall grades to do our review.  This means your transcript is ready to go.  Alright, I think I've gotten my point across :)  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Few Words about Foreign Language

Time and time again, we meet with students who don't know that foreign language is a part of the degree for most UVA grads and therefore something you should begin before you transfer.

Foreign Language is a part of our liberal arts core.  Whether you are an English major, Physics major, Studio Art, Psychology or German major, you must take it before or during your UVA career.   I've heard some students say they were advised not to take it before UVA. This is sadly incorrect. You will put yourself in a better position when you begin foreign language coursework prior to entering the university.

The Guaranteed Admissions Agreement requires it before you come to UVA.
Foreign Language is not necessary for Engineering, Architecture or Nursing applicants.

Remember, you can easily find the requirements for your school of interest here:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The key to many VCCS course requirement questions!

As you sign up for classes, I think you'll find this post very useful.  In the spring, we posted an amazingly helpful document on our website for prospective transfers from the VCCS.  Being a power point file, it's not perfect, but it certifiably maps out a plan for you and your prospective major if you are applying to the College of Arts and Sciences. 

To get to the document, go to our transfer site and click on "Transfer Course Requirements" on the left-hand side. Then under "Important Links" on the right, click on "VCCS Transfer Requirements by Major."

It spells out exactly what VCCS courses you should take to fulfill your College of Arts and Sciences area requirements and puts you in the best position for your major.  Below I've included an example of the Biology pre-reqs.  Go to our website for a more legible view :) 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spring 2013 Application Now Available!

It's hard to believe, but school begins for most of you in less than a month.  It's time to look towards the next application cycle.  To start your application, go to and put UVA down as one of your schools.  The deadline to apply is October 1, 2012.  Decisions will be posted in early December.  There is no wait list for this process.

We accept applications for the spring for the College of Arts and Sciences,  and the Urban Planning and Architectural History programs in the School of Architecture.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fall 2012 Transfer Class is Complete

As I said earlier on, there has been no movement on the wait list this week.  We've tied up our loose ends and with that, the fall process for transfer is complete. I want to thank you for your patience and attention to the blog. 

Today, we will email all students remaining on the wait list to officially tell you this news. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we will not mail letters.

I know this may be disappointing news, but hopefully it brings some much needed closure to the process. Soon, we'll start discussing the spring 2013 process for new visitors to the blog and those of you that are eligible for application.

As always thank you for asking great questions, but above all, thanks for your patience and understanding.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wait list News: Version 2.0

At 3pm today, we sent out offers via email to about 20 students.  We are offering to students who applied to Architecture, Engineering and Arts and Sciences.  Most of these will come from the College of Arts and Sciences.  Our method of communication is via email, but these students can also check their SIS accounts whereby the decision will be changed to offer.  Instructions on important deadlines for depositing will be in the email. Check your spambox or junk folder, but please do not call the office if you do not get an email or if your decision hasn't changed.

The wait list is still open for all schools.  In fact, my sense is that we may make some offers for Commerce and Nursing in the future. I just want you all to prepare for the completion of the process. We hope to have all of this wrapped up by the end of June.  Like I said in the last post, I will announce it on the blog when the process is finished. You'll also receive an email.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wait list News

This evening we will make some offers from the waitlist.  We are offering to students in Nursing, Commerce, Engineering and Arts and Sciences.  All told, it will be about 80 students.  Most of these will come from the College of Arts and Sciences.  Our method of communication is via email, but these students can also check their SIS accounts whereby the decision will be changed to offer.  Instructions on deadlines for depositing will be in the email. Please do not call the office if you do not get an email or if your decision hasn't changed.

This does not mean the waitlist is closed.  After hearing from this crop of students, we will look at our numbers and see if we can offer to more students.  It can be a long process and historically, it doesn't wrap up until the end of June or early July. I will announce it on the blog when the process is finished.  Hang in there everyone.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Transfer Deposit and Wait List Reminders

I thought I'd kindly remind the admitted students that the deadline to deposit is tomorrow evening at 11:59pm EDT.  If you have decided to turn down your offer of admission, please let us know on your SIS account.

I also wanted to remind the wait listed students that if you want to be considered for the wait list, you must click the button that tells us you want to remain on the wait list.

I will tell you when we'll begin moving to the wait list.  This likely won't start up until early June, but we are not bound to any particular date.  Plus, we are awaiting the arrival of your spring 2012 grades.   Again, I will announce it here when the process begins.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

More Information for the Admitted Students

Hopefully by now, everyone has been able to check their decisions.  About 30% of transfer applicants were admitted.  It is without a doubt, still a competitive process.  The smallest percentage was 14% for the Curry Kinesiology and Speech Pathology programs.  The largest percentage was 34% for the College of Arts and Sciences. 

If you have decided to attend UVA, submitting your deposit is the first step.  Sending your final transcript is the second step.  After that, it’s out of the admission office’s hands.  Slowly, but surely, you’ll start to receive information from student financial services, orientation, housing, dining, the dean of students, your schools and perhaps other sources. 

You will sign up for courses and see an advisor at orientation - transfer orientation dates begin July 19, and the dates are listed here -

Many McIntire and Architecture (some Education) admits will find inserts/enclosures in their letters.  These will give you detailed steps on becoming a part of these schools. For instance, you may be asked to take summer courses.

You can see how some of your courses will transfer by taking a look at the transfer credit analyzer -  Credit will evaluated in preparation for summer orientation.